24. Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants:
Taylor was known as one of the most heavy-hitting, dangerous linebackers to ever play in the NFL. He may be the best linebacker ever. Unfortunately, his off-the-field life was just as violent, however, due to his continued use of cocaine and crack cocaine.
He had a long list of off-field trouble, but his most worrisome came in 2010 after he had retired. There, Taylor was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a New York hotel. “LT” was hit with felony statutory rape and third-degree patronization for allegedly paying the girl to engage in sexual intercourse with him. Taylor pleaded guilty and entered into a plea deal. He was handed six years’ probation after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors and had to register as a sex offender.